former Secretary of Obama Housing and Urban Development, announced that he will serve as President on Saturday, 2020 after forming a Presidential Committee of Inquiry in December. Castro speaks in San Antonio, his hometown, and in the city where he was mayor for five years.
Castro announces the announcement in the Plaza Guadalupe, an outdoor area opposite the Catholic Church Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Mexican-American Castro announced his committee of inquiry before a picture of the Madonna of Guadalupe. December 12 is the feast day of the saint, a figure worshiped in Mexico.
"There are no front-runners born here, but I have always believed that with great dreams and hard work, everything in this land is possible," Castro said of his hometown.
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"I'm running for the president because it's time for a new leadership, it's time for new energy, it's time for something new" I want to make sure the opportunities I had are available to every American " Castro said, his slogan is "One Nation. One Destiny. "Castro said that" destiny "is" the most intelligent, healthiest, most beautiful and prosperous nation on earth. "
He ended his speech by saying," Let's work! Vamonos! "
In his speech, he mentioned various topics, including health care reform and criminal justice, as well as his support for" Black Lives Matter. "Immigration reform was also a key issue, mentioningthis week condemned Mr. Trump's characterization of a "crisis" at the border.
"Today there is a crisis. It is a leadership crisis. Donald Trump has failed to uphold the values of our great nation, "Castro said.
He also said that as President, he would return his first executive appointment to the Paris Climate Agreement that Mr. Trump resigned after taking office
] Several people spoke to Castro, including his twin brother Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, who joked that he would grow a beard to be different from his brother, and the speakers each discussed their excitement over Castro's He was introduced by his mother.
"To be honest with you, there will be a lot of great candidates in this race," said Joaquin Castro, adding that he wished them well, "but me We have the best candidate with the best ideas and the biggest heart. "
Before Julián Castro spoke, he tweeted # Julian2020.
" People are ready to take the lead on a better track that aims "Creating opportunities for all and trying to bring the country together rather than tearing us apart," Castrothe Investigative Committee in December. "I've had the opportunity in recent years To get a feel for what people are looking for. I have visited more than 100 congregations in the United States and believe they are ready for a new leadership. "
Castro has spent the past two years as a visiting lecturer at the University of Texas and other universities, and has recently published a memoir, He had given a campaign for the US Senate or Governor in Texas in 2018, a signand finally launched a presidential campaign.
In In a field of candidates to which dozens of current and former legislators belonged to governors and mayors, Castro told CBS News in December that he would cite his "track record in completing local and state responsibilities."
"There are many talented people are running, and I'm looking forward to "I feel the voters," he added.
Castro's twin brother Joaquin is poised to be a high-ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee next year and to take a leading position in his brother's campaign, probably in a fundraiser role, as both brothers have been popular attractions in the circle of county councils for several years. and state parties are.